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Laina M

Laina M

Israel

Oct132013

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Lisbon Airport Shared Departure Transfer

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Excellent, highly recommended. Very pleasant, professional personnel and on time.

Oct112013

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Lisbon Sunset Small-Group Walking Tour with Fado Performance

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Everything about this tour was most enjoyable, and the Fado experience a travel memory never to be forgotten. Had expected to be at a view sight in time for sunset over the city, but it was already dark by the time we reached it. Nevertheless very glad I took this tour. The Australian couple who were also on it with me were great company.

Oct102013

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Sintra and Cascais Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

All the tours I booked were excellent, the Guides all very friendly, able to get on well with a mixed group, obviously love their country and are very knowledgeable about it. Nadia our Guide went out of her way to make this a pleasant trip, I especially enjoyed the Fado music enroute. A tour not to be missed, a historical surprise, could spend more time here exploring.

Oct092013

Tour/Activity

Experience Lisbon: Small-Group Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I enjoyed this tour very much indeed, unfortunately didn't have a camera but retraced my steps as soon as I did, so many unexpected and interesting things that would not have been discovered without the tour. The Guide particularly comfortable with our small group, very informative and at ease, making it a relaxed but packed tour, worth every cent.

Oct082013

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Lisbon River Sightseeing Cruise

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Not to be missed because seeing the city from a different perspective really increases your awareness of the place as a whole. The boat crew were all very friendly and happy to give info about what we were seeing. Only criticism was that for a long time the loudspeaker was too low and one couldn't hear the narrative.

Oct072013

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Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Lisbon, Portugal

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

I did this on my first day and was totally enthralled from start to finish. I was totally impressed with the efficient handling of all the different tour groups by the various companies at the meeting point, All very friendly, organised and helpful making it a great start. I appreciated that the drivers were all dressed in uniform and were very professional whilst being very friendly and will to give information. Loved the Fado music in between the narrative. I decided not to Hop On and Off my first time around and took in the whole journey and sights first and would suggest that to others, then you really do get an idea of what you would like to take time to see or perhaps return on your own to spend more time. Not to be missed experience.

Nov172009

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Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow

Krakow, Poland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
At the last minute we decided to rather do the trip to the Tatra mountains because it was thought there would not be that much to see on this trip seeing as though the castles were ruins. We were expecting to go by coach but went by car with a wonderful guide who had been a school teacher with a great depth of knowlege and love of Polish history which really enriched this experience. We went to Zagapone and visited villages with 800 year old wooden houses that look brand new, as well as the studio of a famous mountain sculptor and bought some lovely items. Went around a unique cemetary - very unusual headstones maximising use of wood from the area. Visited a large open market and would have gone up in the cable car would have been great as there was snow on the peaks, but it was being repaired. Rounded the trip off with lunch at a Hungarian restaurant with huge open fire place, perfect. I think November is just the right time to visit Krakow and environs when it is not overrun with tourists and one can really absorb all that is there to be found.

My Photos

  • Old wooden house in mountain region
  • Old Mountainside Cemetery

Nov162009

Tour/Activity

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

Krakow, Poland

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
I highly recommend this trip. The iconic photos and films one has seen over the years become a real, real reality. Enroute on the coach we were shown a video with an overview of the history of the camps and I definitely became aware of facts that I had not known previously. Before the actual tour of Auschwitz started and at the end there were rushed toilet breaks and if you were lucky time to buy a coffee or postcards. You cannot dawdle and must observe your fellow travellers so that you can easily recognise them and quickly connect up otherwise the group is held up. The tours through the camps were also at a steady pace presumably to accommodate many visitors. Different tour groups visit different barracks, for the same reason. If you lag behind you lose the group while you try and recognise someone from your tour. None of this is important compared to the effect of experiencing this place and increasisng understanding of what happened here. Our guide was willing to answer questions and demeanour befitting the situation.

My Photos

  • A plaque at Auschwitz
  • Stones on the heart of mankind

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